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Job title: HR Development Specialist

Functional unit: Africa Region

Reporting to: Africa HR Director


Reporting to Africa HR Director, the HR Development Specialist is accountable for managing the learning and development initiates within Africa region. The HR Development Specialist will be based in Portugal, Lisbon.

All personnel are required to develop and foster a positive HSEQ culture throughout Subsea 7, and drives HSEQ performance and to contribute to creating a culture of ethics and integrity within Subsea 7 and ensure familiarity with and adherence to the Code of Conduct.

The role involves some travel to Europe and Africa.


  • Supports the Region's HR strategy to retain and develop talent critical to the successful delivery of the Region operational objectives
  • Creates training programmes that are aligned with the organisation’s objectives and having a strong understanding of what these are
  • Acts as the go to within the business for Managers and Local HR with questions or queries regarding training and development plans
  • Produces training materials for in-house courses as required
  • Adopts a blended approach of training techniques including classroom sessions, coaching, e-learning, workshops
  • Supports succession plans and talent management process
  • Assess the success of development plans and help employees make the most of learning opportunities
  • Acts as point of contact for the region with Group HR for Development subjects
  • Follow up with the countries that all employees complete their mandatory training in line with SS7 policies
  • Build relationships with external training suppliers
  • Collaborates in providing HR information for tenders and clarification on bids
  • Supports the development of Africa HR team from a training perspective


  • Operate within the Business Code of Conduct
  • Operate according to Subsea 7's Management Principles
  • Support standards and procedures for the Human Resources Function
  • For level of authority see Expenditure and Authorisation Specification'


  • Degree in Human Resource Development or similar
  • Proven track record working in a similar position within a Training and Development environment, preferably in the Oil and Gas industry
  • Coach certification is an advantage
  • Experience with African countries is required
  • Able to engage with and develop positive professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Project Management Skills
  • Able to implement organizational strategy into practice
  • Excellent facilitation, influencing and communication skills
  • Passion for people development
  • Positive attitude to finding innovative solutions
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
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